28 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – Complete and Execute Your Business Plan

You’ve developed the five parts of your Simple Business Plan.  You’ve talked them over, dissected and digested them.  They are how you want them now.  You aren’t done.  You have to complete and execute your business plan.  If you just complete it, you’ll be like many but not all businesses.  You’ll have a business plan.  If you execute the plan, you will be among those highly successful businesses that both complete and execute their business plan.  Given the survival rate of businesses in the US, when you complete and execute your business plan, you can find yourself in that group of businesses with long term sustainable survival and growth.

How do you complete and execute your business plan?

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21 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – Your Process

The next step in your Simple Business Plan is your process (Part 6).  Your Process is how you do things.  It is the methods and values, by which you produce a product or provide a service.  Consistency in your process promotes consistency in production and service.  You have the same quality for each item you produce or provide.  How do you ensure that you have consistency in your process?

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14 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – Your Business Scorecard

I am certain you have heard the expression, “you can’t manage it if you don’t measure it.”  Some will tell you that in business, you can’t measure everything; that isn’t true as you can measure what is important and what adds value.  As you develop your Simple Business Plan, you will need to ensure that it adds value.  To do that you will also need to develop a Business Scorecard.

What exactly is a Business Scorecard?

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12 Sep

Challenges of Workforce Planning

Our fifth installment of Developing a Workforce Plan involves Challenges.  Businesses do not just decide to have a Workforce Plan, discuss it, and it happens.  There are unique and expected Challenges of Workforce Planning that you will face when establishing a workforce plan that adds value.  These challenges, if not addressed and overcome fully in the process, will doom your Workforce Plan before it ever starts.

What are the Challenges of Workforce Planning?

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07 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – People

People.  Without People, you have no business.  You can’t provide or make your services or products.  Planning for your people is more than just saying, “I need people, workers, employees.”  Making people part of your Simple Business Plan is a significant step in ensuring you have the right people.

Who or what are the right people?

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